Buddy showed amazing engagement today, he had a few moments of distraction but was easy to redirect.
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: For the first session today Buddy worked on his middles skill. We focused on getting him into a control position at the start of each repetition. The control position for this is a drop, the trainer then steps in front of him, turns around and lures him between their legs. The first few times he broke position when the trainer moved away so we practiced his drops for a few minutes with trainer movement. After a few minutes he did much better and we were able to then step away and lure him. He followed the treat easily and sat inbetween the trainers legs no problem. Keep practicing this at home with him in different control positions.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For the second session today Buddy worked on his loose lead walking with distractions. For this we walked up and down the training carpark which has lots of smells, plants and animals in sight. To start with he was a little bit distracted but once we changed directions a few times and encouraged him to engage with a few treats he did much better. Throughout the session his engagement kept improving. He would have moments of being distracted and pulling to smell the ground/plants but a change in direction and encouraging him to follow and he would be back on track. He did really well outside today and is showing good improvement in this skill.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session today we worked on his place duration in the classroom. There weren’t any dogs around so his focus on the trainer was great. He did however seem to struggle at the start to just settle on place. The trainer had to stay right next to the bed for the first few minutes and then could slowly move away from the bed. The trainer just walked around slowly changing the distance every now and then. Buddy did well to just settle and watch the trainer throughout the session. We also tested him with some distractions as well to keep the session interesting, we used bubbles, a lawn mower and a stroller. We simply moved these around and rewarded him for staying on place.||Focus: Duration||B+|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.
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